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Posted by amazon 04.08. 2008 11:15:23 (49903 readers)
Euphorbia lathyris - moleplant

Euphorbia lathyris - moleplant

Euphorbia lathyris is also known as the 'mole plant' because of its reputation for deterring the activity of this creature. A native of Mediterranean areas, and has also been introduced into the USA. The seeds have in the past been used for medicinal purposes and for the production of lamp oil.

Recently (Science 194:46. 1976) Nobel Laureate Melvin Calvin has suggested that the mole plant could be the "petroleum plant", producing a hydrocarbon substance very much like gasoline. Calvin states that the hydrocarbon produced by the plant could probably be used directly in existing refineries.

The Mole Plant grows about 2 feet tall and is very easy to grow. If prefers sun or part-sun. It can be mixed into the flower beds to repel moles but is even attractive on it's own. Hardy in zones 5-10.

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